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97 reviews | 3.1 out of 5
i bought this because 8 inches would be a good size for what i was needing. not many companies make the 8 inch so figured id give this a shot. the worst thing about this is the screen. it is brutal. grainy. 800x600 looks horrible. spend the extra and get the higher res. no no google play store. laggy, choppy. only thing id recommend this for is to browse the web and read/edit documents. but if thats all youre going to do, go buy an old gingerbread device for a lot cheaper and will get the same functions and probably a better screen.
My husband and I were looking for tablets for our three boys for Christmas. They are relatively young (8, 9 and 11 years old) and we knew we didn't want to spend several hundred dollars each on a tablet. We found these and purchased three of them. Each of them started right up and is preloaded with basic features (camera, calendar, etc.). Now obviously the camera is not the best quality I've ever seen, but let's be real...it's not a Canon. There is no Google Play app, but I knew that from the item description. The GetJar app store is more than sufficient for our needs. The screen resolution is standard for this size and touchscreen works very well.
This Tablet is a good value but has no access to goole play store. Also the app store pre loaded on the tablet isnt working per the Coby web site and they want you to download another app store instead and it has none of the android apps you want like Scrabble, and Words with friends. I also had lots of trouble getting the email accounts to work on it.
The tablet itself worked good and had a very nice display but it just wouldnt work ,once you try to use the internet, properly.
The tablet seemed okay until I realized it didn't have the Google Play app store. And I could barely get the GetJar app store to work. I tried a search for Angry Birds on it and it said the page was temporarily unavailable. It is an unsupported Google device and an unsupported version of Android so you can't even download apps using the Google Play website! Very frustrating. I knew I should've steered clear of a no-name brand. I'm going to pay an extra $20 and get a refurbished Vizio instead that has the Google Play store and is at least a brand I recognize. I'm mad because I thought it had Android so that's all that mattered but nope, on Christmas day I had to tell my 13-year-old stepson we have to return his present and he has to wait a week for a replacement. Not a nice surprise. If you want good apps, don't buy this. You get what you pay for!
purchased 2 MID 8048-4 s and one went down the 2nd day and the other less than a week. Product support does not answer emails or the 800 number do not answer and only place u on hold. I waited for over 30 minutes and was hung up on. SOMEONE HELP.
Me and my sister purchased these tablets for our kids and all four stop working within a week. One didn't not turn back on after my son played it the first day and the other one started turning on and off by itself. The same thing happen with the ones my sister bought. Getjar apps are horrible!!!!! I downloaded several and some were not what I downloaded. Ads continued to pop up and it kept going on the Internet. I returned it to the store with no problems because the customer service rep stated that alot of people was returning those tablets because of the same problem i was having. I don't recommend this product to anyone it is a waste of money.
I bought 3 Coby Kyros MID80848-4 units, one for each kid. They love it. Downloads of apps are easy and tons of free apps available for them to use.
Highly recommend it
I bought this for my 22 yo daughter for Christmas. She loves it and takes it with her everywhere! Perfect size because it fits in her purse but the screen is big enough to comfortably watch a movie or a play a game. It's absolutely perfect for her needs, ready to go right out of the box on Christmas morning and, so far, has been absolutely trouble free.
This was a Christmas gift for my teenage daughter and a HUGE hit! She loves it!!! I was not so pleased with the shipping, had it shipped to my house and my son found it buried in the snow one night. God only knows when it was delivered. Thankfully, it was not ruined!
I purchased 3 of these for my boys for Christmas. Get jar is not the best app store, most of the time it said that could not connect. 2 of the 3 have already broke. I would suggest that you spend a little bit more money and get a better one. But if you do get this one make sure to purchase the cracked, broke screen warranty as that was the issue with both broken ones.
We bought 2 of these tablets for our 4 and 7 year old for Christmas.
1. I like the 8" screen. nice size
2. I like the amazon apps
3. I like the USB connections Cons
1. You have to constantly uninstall and reinstall the amazon apps store. It will work for a few days and then just stop working.
2. GetJar appstore - it's ok but it's very limited. we downloaded some of the Google Play apps like Subway Surfers but they didn't work on this android tablet.
3. The music player stopped working. We loaded some disney songs on the tablet and they played the 1st day. The next day, the tablet didn't recognize the songs and gave us a USB error.
4. No updates on the Coby USA website. I'm going to contact tech support but they have limited hours. We've got issues that we need to get solved.
5. The battery drains fast! you have to keep the charger in your pocket because you will need it.
6. Try finding a case for an 8" screen. Good luck.
7. my computer does not recognize the tablet when I connect it. why, I don't know. This is a decent tablet. We also bought an iview tablet for $199 for my older son and it works better without all of the problems. If I could afford it, I would have bought all 3 of the kids the iview tablet. We took a chance on the Kyros because they were cheaper. Be sure to get a tablet that has Google Play apps. If not, you are limiting yourself. The next tablet I purchase will have to have Google Play. Amazon appstore is nice but still nothing like Google Play.
Only has a front camera....truly disappointed....but my moms seems to like it...was her Christmas gift...I'm not satisfied tho...it maybe because I have an iPad and it doesn't compare to it....
Tablet will not recharge. Return it back to company for repair or replacement.
My sons and I got 3 of these tablets as Christmas gifts. they worked for 5 minutes and then it started to go downhill. it kept dropping the internet connection,couldn't access getjar, kept failing to download any of the apps we wanted to try. The apps that did manage to download were constantly crashing. we returned them asap.
I got this has a Christmas gift and had it 12 hours and it worked great then let it charge overnight and went to use again it would not turn back on (like it was completely dead) I tried to get on the website for Coby and it did not work and the call center was never opened despite the hours clearly noted on the pamphlet in the box.
Got this tablet and was super excited! Nice screen resolution and the size was perfect. Played around with it for a while, just getting to know what everything was all about then put it on the charger overnight. Next day, everything was fine then the screen went blue and never came back. Couldn't turn off and wouldn't turn on. Maybe I just got a lemon but I wouldn't take the chance on another tablet of this brand.
I bought two of these for a Christmas gift for each of my twin daughters... They both do not work at all. One of them has frozen up completely, will not shut down or change screens, it has lines through it and the other will not pull up the "Getjar" that is there for app downloads and the amazon app store I downloaded won't work 80% of the time. There are no parental controls on it whatsoever and no toggle switch for easing of the sliding of fingers for touch, which makes the few games they were able to download harder to play. I am going to attempt to take them back today to Walmart... Not sure what is going to happen since I received them through mail on November 27th. Look elsewhere for your tablets... Think we're going to spend the extra 50+ a piece to get a Kindle. So disappointed, even moreso if I don't get my money back... Will attempt to contact COBY then.
I bought this as a Christmas Present and it malfunctioned after eight days!
I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my son (12), he loved it! For his age and what he would use it for it wasnt a bad buy until it started freezing, then two days later it wouldn't even turn on anymore and it wouldn't charge. I immediately returned it back to the store for a refund. After the other reviews with people having same issues I rather not get a replacement rather go with a different brand of tablet even if it is a little more. Not worth the $ if its only going to last a few days.
It went on sale, didnt get adjustment, not that many fuction on it.